Br. Ben Favero 1938-2018

Posted: February 6, 2018



It is with great sadness that we share the news of the passing of Brother Ben Favero on February 6, 2018. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend  the services to connect with fellow Warriors and remember the great experiences had with Brother Ben throughout his life.

Visitation, Brother Rice Chapel
Thursday, February 8, 3:30-8:00pm
Friday, February 9, 11:00am-12:30pm

Funeral Mass, St. Regis Catholic Church
Friday, February 9, 1:00pm
Reception to follow in the Brother Rice Cafeteria immediately following mass, all are welcome.

There will be no school on Friday in order to allow our faculty/staff and students the opportunity to attend the services.

About Brother Ben:  Brother Ben was born in Butte, Montana in 1938.  He attended the Christian Brothers’ School, Boys Central High School, and graduated in 1956.  Brother Favero joined the Christian Brothers in August, 1956 where he began his Novitiate Year in West Park, New York.  Brother Favero graduated from Iona College in 1960 with a degree in mathematics.  For the first five years, Brother Ben taught mathematics and science in Victoria, British Columbia. Brother has ministered as teacher and coach in Butte, Montana, at his alma mater, Brother Rice High School from 1969-1978, Cantwell High School in Montebello, CA., Palma High School in Salinas, CA., and East Catholic High School in Detroit.

During his first assignment at Brother Rice from 1969-1978, Brother Favero was involved in many school activities, serving as a math teacher, as well as, the bowling and tennis coach for eight years. “He challenged his students to think critically and emphasized problem-solving in his classroom. It was not uncommon for students who struggled in his class, to discover upon entering college that they were extremely well prepared and came to regard him as the finest math teacher in the school,” recalls former President John Birney.

Additionally, Brother Ben worked on the Boys’ Bowl with the Dads’ Club for many years. “Being moderator of the Boys’ Bowl was a major enterprise in the ’70’s,” offered former Principal Brother Segvich in praise. He also held several administrative positions as principal and community leader after leaving Rice in 1978.

“Brother Ben” returned to Brother Rice in 2005 where he had tutored students in mathematics for the past eleven years. “Always a very well prepared and conscientious math teacher” said Br. Segvich of Br. Favero.  Brother Rice High School was very blessed to have Brother Benjamin Favero ministering to our students, and in 2015, he was inducted into the Brother Rice Hall of Fame.

Please pray for the repose of Brother Ben’s soul.  Eternal light grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.  May Brother Ben rest in peace.